Given this statement, she should lead the movement from gasoline to electric.In the interview, Ms. Barra points out that GM believes in an all-electric future and that she feels moving to electric vehicles and away from gasoline-powered vehicles "...is very important for the globe."
My first reaction was that executives have no obligation to promote any particular type of vehicle, although it is preferable if they drive their own brand. Reading the article, I realized that there was a valid point:
Given this statement, she should lead the movement from gasoline to electric.
The article's point is lost, however, when the criticism is centred around Barra's use of an Escalade in winter, because GM does not yet offer an AWD electric vehicle. An Escalade is certainly not required for winter use in Michigan (especially on the urban roads where Barra is likely always found), but vehicle choice has little to do with actual need - if she (like millions of others) feel that AWD is needed in winter, then an electric GM is not an available option.
At this point, if Barra uses an electric vehicle for only a few percent of her driving, she's leading.
While I don't see any reason for automotive executives to promote EVs, I agree that if they want to promote them then they should drive them at least some of the time. What does Barra drive in the summer?Brian I think ICE executives if they want to promote EVs they need to start driving EVs.